With the Commonwealth Games 2010 round the corner, the historic national city of the country New Delhi is all geared up to host one of the most spectacular and panoramic events of the world. The Delhi Games is the nineteenth of the series and the ninth to be held under this title. No wonder it will be the largest multi-sport event ever conducted in Delhi in particular and India in general; previous records of hosting of international games include the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. To know in detail about the latest Commonwealth games news, you can visit a news portal, one that publishes news faster than other news portals. Amongst the latest Commonwealth news that have drawn attention are those of the Delhi Games theme song ‘O Yaaro Bula Liya’ launched at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon by Oscar award winner A.R. Rehman and the PM Manmohan Singh’s visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium where the opening and closing ceremonies of the Delhi Games are scheduled to take place.
One recurring news on the Commonwealth Games 2010 is about the slow work progress at all the Delhi Games venues and infrastructure projects; news about corruption and mismatch of costs related to products hit the headlines for several days together.
The Commonwealth Games 2010 is the first time to be held in India and the second time ever been held in the whole of Asia, the first being hosted in the year 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The opening ceremony of the spectacular event is scheduled to take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi.
As per news on the Delhi Games, US$ 1.6 billion is the total budget estimated for hosting the Games. It is surprising that the amount does not include non-sports-related infrastructure projects in the city such as roads, flyovers, airports, etc. The estimated amount is likely to make Commonwealth Games 2010 the most expensive sports event ever, the amount even exceeding the preceding Games held in Melbourne in the year 2006. Read the latest Commonwealth news and stay updated.